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MSI Protracted Relief and Recovery Operations Field Monitor (WFP Program) Job in Kenya



Category: General Jobs in Kenya
Posted: Feb 4, 2014

Field Monitor, Protracted Relief and Recovery Operations - WFP, Kenya

Company Profile:  MSI is a Washington, D.C.-based international development firm providing specialized short- and long-term technical assistance.

Since its 1981 founding, MSI has grown in size and technical scope, now implementing and managing more than 70 projects worldwide. More than 30 are long-term, many in conflict-prone or fragile states that include Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and South Sudan.

Today, our range of technical expertise includes analytical and field projects in democracy and governance, economic growth, strategic planning, organizational capacity building, health and the justice sector. MSI focuses on helping our local partners foster progress, manage change and improve the effectiveness of development assistance.

We expanded our global footprint in 2008 by becoming part of Coffey, a leading geoscience, international development and project management firm, and a publicly traded company on the Australian Stock Exchange.
Alongside the international development arm of Coffey, MSI has corporate offices in 17 countries.
Together, MSI and Coffey employ more than 1,400 professionals worldwide.
For more information on MSI, please visit our website atwww.msiworldwide.com.

Project / Proposal Summary:  

Following the 2011 food security crisis, 3.8 million Kenyans required food assistance, and many of these continue to need relief and recovery assistance today.
The goal of the WFP program is to support recovery from this crisis as well as build community resilience to drought through a combination of food and cash assistance, combined with asset creation activities such as rainwater harvesting and land management, that promote resilience to shocks that may adversely impact food security.

Position Summary: 

 MSI is seeking to hire one Kenyan Field Monitor.
The Field Monitor will be responsible for carrying out the field visits, conducting a series of program monitoring and verification visits of WFP PRRO activities and drafting and disseminating monitoring reports in consultation with EA/FFP.
The period of performance will be 6 months, starting March 2014.
The candidate may be given longer term opportunities.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct a series of program monitoring and verification visits of WFP PRRO;
  • Design a methodology and monitoring plan:
  • Carry out interviews within homes, at community gatherings, at  project sites, at food distributions, with implementing partner staff and other stakeholders and with non-beneficiaries
  • Write field reports; and
  • Participate in multi-agency assessment.
Qualifications:
  • 2 years of related and progressively responsible work experience;
  • Bachelors degree relevant to food security and food aid program management (Agriculture, Nutrition, International Development or Economics).  Relevant Masters is desirable;
  • Willingness to regularly undertake extensive field work assignments, in rough conditions;
  • Experience with USAID or another donor;
  • High proficiency in both written and spoken English;
  • Basic computer skills to include knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, and email and internet fluency;
  • Ability to work cooperatively in teams and multicultural environments;
  • Experience in Qualitative and Quantitative research or field monitoring; and
  • Good communication skills and a solution seeking attitude.
Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.
No phone calls, please.

To apply: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com

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